duplicate file names in iso - extraction to dos partition for dos install

Robert Slade bsd at bathnetworks.com
Thu Sep 1 14:38:00 PDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 22:01, andyk wrote:
> Hi,
> I searched high and low, to answer my question, now I'm hoping you can help.
> I want to do an install of 5.4 from a dos partition.  as I was extracting the files from the iso/archive to the dos partition, I got a lot of seemingly duplicate names, as dos considers "mail" and "Mail" the same.
> I renamed all the duplicates with a 2 after them, but I wonder what problems I will have when I try to do the install?
> I plan to buy the cd, but wanted to try out freeBSD before buying.
> I really appreciate any help - thanks,
> Andy
> _______________________________________________


Installing from a Dos partition is not an option. As you found out Fbsd
and unix in general does recognise file names of different cases as
being different files. 

One point though FreeBSD is that it is Free. Why not use the CD to
produce a floppy disk set and use that to do a ftp install or you could
copy the CD(s).


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